Fallout 76 tweets about a new faction, the Responders

    
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pls do a rescue

Factions in Fallout 76 are going to be different than they were in prior Fallout games, but they’re still going to play an important role; that much is obvious just from the most recent official tweets about heretofore unknown factions. The Responders is apparently made up of former first responders from before the bombs dropped, people like firemen, EMTs, and police officers. Now that they find themselves in a world that’s a bit of a mess, they’re dedicated to protecting one another at any cost.

Of course, they’re hardly the only group in play; the Enclave (the last vestiges of the US Government) is interested in re-establishing the government starting with relevant locations like Appalachia, while the Free States prepared for the worst in homemade bunkers and got precisely that. Safe to say that these factions aren’t going to get along in the world, although we still don’t know just how factions will work without human NPCs. But we’re sure players will provide enough motivation there.

Source: Twitter via PCGamesN
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Alex Willis

Pretty silly concept. Free States and Enclave are solid ideas and resemble real-world analogues for factions, but employment-specific factions? Umm. What? I count many paramedics among my friends, and while they’re dedicated professionals, I hardly think they’d align themselves with a group — politically speaking — because of their work.

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MrNastyButler

Yay, which group of robots, audio notes, and letters do I want to join?

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hurbster

I’d like to know why everyone is dead with convenient notes or audio logs on them.

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Douglas Hopkins

Ok. So are we just finding corpses of all these guys, or were they not telling us everything when they said that there wasn’t going to be any human npcs?

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cursedseishi

If it is anything like the main story progression? Everything will be through robots/video and automation. Which means, unsurprisingly, it all becomes wholly and completely irrelevant.

As irrelevant as it would be for someone aligned with a bunch of EMTs and those who have likely seen the horror of Nuclear fallout firsthand to also be running around nuking the map with little care or show towards life.

They aren’t making a game to fit context, they’re just making a cheap box others will hopefully do all the work for them with.

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Douglas Hopkins

I keep hoping that they’re just purposely misleading us, and there will actually be meaningful npcs, but you’re probably right.

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Amorey

Now to decide what faction to join – I like the Responders mission, but Free States sounds also very interesting for a future free from centralized control. Time to start planning my character’s story 👍